Inspired by the work of Jeffrey Gibson in the exhibition Time Carriers on view at Esker Foundation, 28 September- 20 December 2019.
In this workshop participants will work with Corbett’s new App to pattern and weave an important part of their own story, designing a Métis style digital sash. Sashes may be printed in two-dimensions, or participants may begin to weave their sash in three-dimensions.
Jon Corbett is a contemporary Indigenous (Cree, Saulteaux and Métis) multi-media artist whose practice explores Indigenous forms of expression that were unavailable to him due to his grandmother’s assimilation to a homogenized Canadian ideal. Using code, he stitches together traditional Métis beading practice to create digital beaded portraits of four generations of his family. For more information visit: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/photos/transformer-jon-corbett and
Mount Royal University Maker Space (Nov. 6 & 7)
Central Library Maker Space (Nov. 9)